The Tradies Tax Specialists

Welcome to Tax for Tradies.

Taxes, Cash Flow, GST and Financials in general are not usually topics that Tradies want to think about. Indeed, many tradies will try to avoid them like the plague.

But the fact is, it is something that every business owner, self-employed contractor or employee needs to manage.

Unfortunately, these elements of your business are often wrapped up in tons of the dreaded red tape. To truly understand and control your finances requires intricate and in-depth financial knowledge. And just as we would not be the best option for laying carpet, building a cabinet, wiring a home, laying pipe, or building a wall, neither are you the best suited to managing your own finances.

This is the reason that we formed Tax for Tradies – a dedicated, hand-picked team of accounting and taxation professionals who understand tradies and how to work with them.

Do we sound like the accountants for you?

Whether you are a business owner, a contractor, part time, full time or casual, we are here to help you.

Why Tax for Tradies?

Are you sick of leaving an accountant’s office
more confused than when you went in?

Feeling like you have no idea what just happened in there, but you will just have to take it on faith that they’re going to do the right thing with your taxes and your financial future? Well, that’s because they’re speaking their language, not yours.

At Tax for Tradies, we have provided the perfect solution for your accounting needs – a team that knows and understands your industry, your business and you.

Michael Gallagher and his handpicked team of financial specialists understand how different tradies’ industries work, what tax laws and requirements are relevant to them, and most importantly, how to make the entire finance process easy, clear and painless for you.

Meet The Team

Michael Gallagher

Michael Gallagher is a Chartered Tax Adviser and a Fellow of the Taxation Institute of Australia.  Michael is a Registered Tax Agent and a Member of the Institute of Public Accountants. Michael holds a Master of Taxation Degree from the ATAX Law School of UNSW.

Michael has a Public Practice Certificate from the Institute of Public Accountants and a Diploma in Financial Planning. Michael is a registered trainer holding a Certificate IV in Training and Assessment. He has lectured in Taxation Law at Swinburne TAFE and at CQUniversity Melbourne Campus where he was National Coordinator and Examiner for the Post-Graduate Course of Master in Professional Accounting.   

Michael’s financial acumen, teamed with his training and lecturing experience have provided him with an excellent ability to explain financial concepts, plans and terminology in a language that financial and non-financial people can understand easily. This ability is the drive to emphasise the need for Gallagher’s entire team to be effective communicators.

Ross Walker

Ross Walker is a Certified Practicing Accountant (CPA) and is Gallagher Accountants Practice Manager. Ross holds a Bachelor of Commerce (Accounting) from La Trobe University and brings over 20 years’ experience to the team. Ross joined the team in 2015. Ross gets the job done and is integral to the team.

Melissa Wright

Melissa Wright is our Administration Manager and the backbone of Gallagher Accountants. Melissa brings many years’ experience in public practice to her role.


Mobile Accounting

We know that during the day, you’re out doing what you do best, and also that for a lot of tradies, it is their partners that take care of the books while you take care of the tools.

We’ll come to your home or office, after hours if need be and speak with both of you.

Taxation and Financial Budgeting

Ever heard the phrase “Measure twice, cut once?” Well, it applies in the finance world too.

We can help you plan for your future needs so that your finances stay under control and your business needs are met.

Individual service

No two tradies are exactly alike. And neither are the solutions they require.

We take the time to get to know you and provide you with what you need.

What We Do

Accounting and Taxation compliance

including Xero, MYOB, Quickbooks, software configuration and training.

The Tradies Tax Specialists

Whether you are a business owner, a contractor, part time, full time or casual, we are here to help you.

Taxation Preparation

SMSF – Self Managed Superannuation Funds

Business Restructures

Where appropriate, we can restructure your business to meet its evolving needs.

Business Assistance

Advice on business structure and establishment, business commencement, taxation planning and operations.


Management Accounting – breakeven calculations and profit forecasts.